Managerial Stipulations


Manager Stipulations is the idea of imposing criteria in order to challenge yourself to maintain realistic standards of achievement for the club you manage within Top 100.

It is key to note that self-imposed stipulations are completely voluntary and no manager within Top 100 is asked to apply such criteria to their management of a club. These stipulations are proposed as a means of keeping the game world forward thinking, competitive, realistic & fair to all within Top 100 & are the basis of sporting / gentlemanly conduct in keeping to any proposed stipulations which cannot be enforced by Frank Hirst / any of the Top 100 community. If a manager decides that despite failing to meet their pre-season stipulations they do not want to resign that is their own decision to make & cannot be accused of any wrong doing as such, they are a sporting agreement.


Season 3 was the inaugural season of managerial stipulations in which 12 managers set themselves the additional task of certain criteria to ensure they kept their jobs & these were the outcomes:


1. DP 91 – Juventus – Top 10 in Division 1 / Cup Final (Succeed)

2. David Senior – Valencia – Top 16 in Division 1 (Succeed) 
3. Brian Clough – Internazionale – Top 6 in Division 2 (Fail)
4. Nathan Prince – Besiktas – Top 11 in Division 3 (Succeed)
5. Roy Keane – Real Madrid – Top 10 in Division 1 / Cup Final (Succeed) 
6. Feargal A Hickey – VFB Stuttgart – Top 10 in Division 4 (Succeed)
7. Sameer Arshad – Schalke 04 – Top 15 in Division 1 (Succeed)
8. Greg Owen – Lokomotiv Moskva – Top 16 in Division 2 (Fail)
9. Rahul W – Aston Villa – Top 3 or Promotion from Division 3 (Succeed)
10. Mark Deadman – West Bromwich Albion – Top 10 in Division 5 (Fail)
11. Gursimran Brar – Bayern Munich Top 9 in Division 1 / Cup Final (Succeed)
12. Gordan ‘Gino’ Kinnear – Liverpool – Top 16 or Top Season 2 points total of 38 (Succeed)


Season 4 was the second season of managerial stipulations in which 27 managers set themselves the additional task of certain criteria to ensure they kept their jobs & these were the outcomes:


1. Sir Kevin Wallace – Boca Juniors – Top 6 in Division 3 (Succeed)
2. DP 91 – Juventus – Top 8 in Division 1 / Cup final (Succeed) 
3. James Foster – Standard Liege – Top 15 in Division 4 (Succeed) 
4. Greg Bilboa – Malaga – Top 7 in Division 5 (Fail)
5. Norman Little – Newcastle – Top 12 in Division 2 (Fail)
6. Gordon ‘Gino’ Kinnear – Liverpool – Top 12 in Division 1 + two others (Succeed)
7. Pat Roper – Stuttgart – Top 8 in Division 3 / Cup final (Null)
8. Feargal Hickey – Shakhtar Donetsk – Top 7 in Division 2 (Fail)
9. Michael Bowes – Arsenal – Top 12 in Division 1 / Cup final (Fail)
10. Andre Libras-Boas – Hellas Verona – Top 7 in Division 4 (Succeed)
11. Greg Owen – Wolfsburg –  Top 7 in Division 2 / Cup Final (Succeed)
12. Nathan Prince – Olympiakos – Top 10 in Division 4 (Succeed)
13. Gareth Crisp – Athletic Club – Top 7 in Division 3 (Succeed)

14. Heath Brown – PSV – Top 10 in Division 3 (Fail)

15. Rahul W – Man Utd – Top 10 in Division 2 (Succeed) 
16. Brian Clough – Basel – Top 10 in Division 3 (Fail)
17. Lee Reynolds – Dortmund – Top 10 in Division 1 (Succeed) 
18. Warren Livesey – Lyon – Top 16 in Division 2 (Null)
19. Rob Ryan – Napoli – Top 10 in Division 1 / Cup final (Succeed)
20. Tom Parfitt – Levante – Top 15 in Division 5 + 5 others (Fail)
21. Alex McLean – Inter Milan – Top 12 in Division 2 + 4 others (Succeed)
22. David Senior – Valencia – Top 16 in Division 1 / > D3 (Succeed)
23. Michael Hudson – Torino – Top 6 in Division 5 (Succeed)
24. Gursimran Brar – Bayern Munich – Top 8 in Division 1 / Cup final (Succeed)
25. Mark Stewart – Hertha Berlin – Top 11 in Division 5 (Succeed)
26. Barca Kes – Bordeaux – Top 15 in Division 4 (Succeed)
27. The Linder – Crystal Palace – Top 16 in Division 4 (Succeed)

The following is a list of managers who have imposed manager stipulations upon themselves & the criteria they aim to achieve for Season 5.

Manager List

1.      Rahul W – Manchester United
  • Manchester United finish below 10th in Division 1
In the scenario that Manchester United finish in 11th-20th position in Division 1 in the Season 5 campaign, manager Rahul W would consider his position to the extent of resignation from the club and subsequently Top 100.

2.      Gareth Crisp – Athletic Bilbao
  • Athletic Bilbao promote either directly or though the play-offs in Division 1
In the scenario that Athletic Bilbao do not win promotion to Division 2 either through finishing in the top 3 or through the play-offs in the Season 5 campaign, Gareth Crisp would resign with immediate effect & seek employment at another club within Top 100.

3.      Feargal Hickey – Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Shakhtar Donetsk finish in 1st-7th position in Division 3
In the scenario that Shakhtar Donetsk finish in 8th-20th position in Division 3 in the Season 5 campaign, Feargal Hickey would resign with immediate effect & seek employment at another club within Top 100.

4.      Josh McMillan – Saint Etienne
  • Saint Etienne finish in 1st-16th position in Division 3
In the scenario that Saint Etienne finish in 17th-20th position in Division 3 in the Season 5 campaign, Josh McMillan would resign with immediate effect & seek employment at another club within Top 100.

5.      Rob Ryan – Napoli
  • Napoli finish in 1st-10th position in Division 1
  • Napoli win the World Club Cup
In the scenario that Napoli finish in 11th-20th position in Division 1 in the Season 5 campaign and consequently fail to qualify for a European competition, Rob Ryan would resign with immediate effect & seek employment at another club within Top 100, unless his side wins the World Cup Cup.

6.      Michael Hudson – Torino
  • Torino promote either directly or though the play-offs in Division 5
In the scenario that Torino do not win promotion to Division 4 either through finishing in the top 3 or through the play-offs in the Season 5 campaign, Michael Hudson would resign with immediate effect & seek employment at another club within Top 100.

7.      Norman Little – West Ham
  • West Ham finish in 1st-8th position in Division 5
  • West Ham qualify for the quarterfinals of a cup competition
In the scenario that West Ham finish in 9th-20th position in Division 5 or fail to qualify for the quarterfinals of a cup competition in the Season 5 campaign, Norman Little would resign with immediate effect & seek employment at another club within Top 100.

8.      Nick Wheels – Sao Paulo
  • Sao Paulo finish in 1st-9th position in Division 3
In the scenario that Sao Paulo finish in 10th-20th position in Division 3 in the Season 5 campaign, Nick Wheels would resign with immediate effect & seek employment at another club within Top 100.

9.      Andre Libras-Boas – Hellas Verona
  • Hellas Verona finish in 1st-8th position in Division 3
In the scenario that Hellas Verona finish in 9th-20th position in Division 3 in the Season 5 campaign, Andre Libras-Boas would resign with immediate effect & seek employment at another club within Top 100.

10.      Barca Kes – Bordeaux
  • Bordeaux finish in 1st-14th position in Division 4
In the scenario that Bordeaux finish in 15th-20th position in Division 4 in the Season 5 campaign, Barca Kes would resign with immediate effect & seek employment at another club within Top 100.

11.      Jess Jobe – Dinamo Zagreb
  • Dinamo Zagreb finish in 1st-16th position in Division 4
In the scenario that Dinamo Zagreb finish in 17th-20th position in Division 4 in the Season 5 campaign, Jess Jobe would resign with immediate effect & seek employment at another club within Top 100.

12.      Ivan Anic – Augsburg
  • Augsburg finish in 1st-16th position in Division 5

In the scenario that Augsburg finish in 17th-20th position in Division 5 in the Season 5 campaign, Ivan Anic would resign with immediate effect & seek employment at another club within Top 100.

13.      Greg Owen – Wolfsburg
  • Wolfsburg promote either directly or though the play-offs in Division 2
  • Wolfsburg win a Cup
In the scenario that Wolfsburg do not win promotion to Division 1 either through finishing in the top 3 or through the play-offs in the Season 5 campaign, Greg Owen would resign with immediate effect & seek employment at another club within Top 100, unless his side wins a Cup.

14.      DP 91 – Juventus
  • Juventus finish in 1st-8th position in Division 1
  • Juventus win a Cup (Cup/Shield/WCC/YC)

In the scenario that Juventus finish in 9th-20th position in Division 1 or fail to win any of the four cups in the Season 5 campaign, DP 91 would resign with immediate effect & seek employment at another club within Top 100.

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If you would like to apply self imposed stipulations upon yourself and your club for Season 5 please contact Rahul W to have your information added to the list.

9 comments

  1. I would just point out that Loko were in 12th/13th position when I moved to Wolfsburg in Season 3, and did not fall into the relegation zone until after that …

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  2. Hah, we'll take your word for it Greg! In all seriousness I believe you would have probably succeeded in achieving the stipulation, great job at Loko.

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  3. Good to see so many managers adding their own additional stipulations. Just for the record mine at Malaga, to achieve promotion either automatically or via the play-offs is not me being overconfident or cocky (there are some great teams in D5 for sure) but a stipulation I offered after getting the Malaga job back after being sacked – Thought it only fair in the circumstances.Good luck to all the other managers in achieving their additional goals, some tough ones there.

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  4. Please add that Inter boss McLean will resign with immediate effect if the club fail to improve on last seasons position (13th), if the club fail to score more than 44 goals in the season, and if the club concede more than 52 goals, and if the club fails to have a goal difference of more than +2.The club manager states that the chairman fully expects a promotion challenge, which the manager accepts, but the manager is also fully aware of the severe lack of depth in the squad at this present time and will therefore not commit to anything more than an improvement over the previous managerial regime.The manager would also like to state he will resign with immediate effect should the position of manager of Manchester City be offered to him

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